Mechatronics, Robotics and Controls


Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi, FCSME


Homayoun Najjaran, FCSME 


The committee’s principal mandate is to represent CSME members active within the sector of mechatronics, robotics and controls. The committee aims to promote advancements in the field of mechatronics, robotics and control by supporting fundamental and applied research. A major duty is to organize a Symposium on Mechatronics, Robotics and Controls (SMRC) at the annual CSME Congress; other responsibilities include the promotion of TC opportunities within the mechatronics, robotics and controls community, participation in the SMRC by submitting or reviewing papers, and communicating with session participants.


Actuation, sensing, robotics, kinematic modeling, dynamic modeling, planning, fabrication, interfacing, sensor fusion, autonomous systems, classical control, intelligent control, biomimetic control, multi-agent control, AI

Terms of Reference: (click to download)

Membership List: 


  • Arash Arami (University of Waterloo) Assistive Robotics and System Identification
  • Marina Freire-Gormaly (York University) Mechatronics for Energy Systems
  • Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi (Ryerson University) Robot Planning and Control
  • Ryozo Nagamune (University of British Columbia) Robust Control and Control Applications
  • Homayoun Najjaran (University of British Columbia) Unmanned Vehciles, Industrial Automation

Current Activities:

  1. Mechatronics, Robotics and Control Symposium at 2021 CSME Congress at University of Prince Edward Island
  2. Annual Virtual Connector Symposium on Mechatronics, Robotics, and Controls (Feb 15, 2022)
  3. Ad-hoc Panel Discussions on Topics of Interest (TBA)
  4. Webinars (TBA)

Past Activities:

  1. Mechatronics, Robotics and Control Symposium at 2020 CSME Congress at University of Prince Edward Island
  2. Mechatronics, Robotics and Control Symposium at 2019 CSME Congress at Western University
  3. Mechatronics, Robotics and Control  Symposium at 2018 CSME Congress at York University
  4.  Mechatronics, Robotics and Control  Symposium at 2016 CSME Congress at UBC-Kelowna (BC)